September 16, 2017 Subject:
One of the seminal books of its time....
This book was a primary reason for my life of amateur inquiry and scientific study. (This book, and a whole bunch of Robert A. Heinlein science fiction, to be more precise.)
The projects, from growing mold and algae in the basement, to a full-fledged particle accelerator, by way of a lightning-strike counter and a robotic mouse, were the inspiration for trying about everything that I could put my hands to.
The book is out-dated these days, what with integrated circuits supplanting relays and tubes, but the thrust of the thing, the sheer JOY of the science and the learning, it all shines through.
I cannot give this book SIX stars, they only go as high as five. But I would if it was allowed.